Decadal Survey

 

Astro2020 NOAO-related APC White Papers

NOAO-related white papers submitted in response to the 2020 Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) call for “Activities, Projects, and State of the Profession Considerations” (APC).

NOAO Community Survey for Astro2020

To help us prepare for the Astro2020 Decadal Survey, NOAO invites all interested members of the US community to participate in our online NOAO Community Survey. This is a pdf of the survey text.

Astro2020 Science White Paper Coordination Hub

In early 2019, NOAO invited community members to propose topics for science white papers to be submitted to the 2020 Decadal Survey committee.   This coordination hub web site is now inactive but you may browse the submissions.

Investing for Discovery and Sustainability in Astronomy in the 2020s

This report, by Joan Najita (NOAO Chief Scientist), describes themes that emerged from the 2018 NOAO community planning workshop (see below) and offers thoughts for the coming review.

Decadal Survey planning workshop: NOAO Community Needs for Science in the 2020s

20 - 21 February 2018, Tucson, AZ


Previously: The 2010 and 2000 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Surveys

At the start of each decade, the National Academies organize a community-wide activity to recommend priorities in facility development for the next ten years. Typically, within these decadal surveys, one panel focuses on ground-based OIR development. These reports provide strategic guidance to NOAO’s program and planning.

NOAO input to the Astro2010 Decadal Survey

Last updated or reviewed August 26, 2019.